Kesennuma Station

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Kesennuma Station

気仙沼駅
Kesennuma-stn.jpg
Kesennuma Station in December 2012
Location1-5-25 Furumachi, Kesennuma-shi, Miyagi-ken 988-0077
Japan
Coordinates38°54′36″N 141°33′32″E / 38.909978°N 141.558917°E / 38.909978; 141.558917Coordinates: 38°54′36″N 141°33′32″E / 38.909978°N 141.558917°E / 38.909978; 141.558917
Operated byJR logo (east).svg JR East
Line(s)
Platforms1 side + 1 island platforms
Other information
StatusStaffed (Midori no Madoguchi)
WebsiteOfficial website
History
Opened31 July 1929
Traffic
Passengers (FY2018)196 daily
Services
Preceding station JR logo (east).svg JR East Following station
Niitsuki
toward Ichinoseki
Ōfunato Line Terminus
Fudōnosawa
toward Maeyachi
Kesennuma / Ofunato BRT Shishiori-Karakuwa
toward Sakari
Location
Kesennuma Station is located in Iwate Prefecture
Kesennuma Station
Kesennuma Station
Location within Iwate Prefecture
Kesennuma Station is located in Japan
Kesennuma Station
Kesennuma Station
Kesennuma Station (Japan)

Kesennuma Station (気仙沼駅, Kesennuma-eki) is a junction railway station located in the city of Kesennuma, Miyagi, Japan, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

Lines[edit]

Kesennuma Station was a junction station served by the Ōfunato Line and the Kesennuma Line. The station is 62.0 kilometers from Ichinoseki and 72.8 kilometers from Maeyachi. Since the March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, services on the Kesennuma Line between Kesennuma and Yanaizu have been suspended, and services replaced by a provisional bus rapid transit line. The Ōfunato Line still serves Kesennuma from its terminal at Ichinoseki; however services past Kesennuma have likewise been suspended and replaced by a Bus Rapid Transit Line.

Station layout[edit]

The station has a single side platform and an island platform connected to the station building by a footbridge. The station has a Midori no Madoguchi staffed ticket office.

Platforms[edit]

1  Kesennuma Line for Yanaizu (suspended)
2  Kesennuma Line siding
3  Ōfunato Line for Ichinoseki

History[edit]

Kesennuma Station opened on 31 July 1929 on the Ōfunato Line. Passenger services on the Kesennuma Line began on 11 February 1957. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) on April 1, 1987. Since the March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, the station has become the de facto terminal station of the Ōfunato Line, with services beyond the station replaced by a provisional bus rapid transit line. Services on the Kesennuma Line have also been suspended and replaced by a bus line.

Passenger statistics[edit]

In fiscal 2018, the station was used by an average of 196 passengers daily (boarding passengers only).[1]

Surrounding area[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2018年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2018)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2020.

External links[edit]

Media related to Kesennuma Station at Wikimedia Commons